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Departing for the Promenade (Will You Go Out with Me, Fido?)

Alfred-Émile-Léopold Stevens, Belgian, 1823 - 1906

Geography:
Made in France, Europe

Date:
1859

Medium:
Oil on panel

Dimensions:
24 1/4 x 19 1/4 inches (61.6 x 48.9 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Painting

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
W1893-1-106

Credit Line:
The W. P. Wilstach Collection, bequest of Anna H. Wilstach, 1893

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Label:
Stevens was appreciated in his day for his elegant evocations of opulent environments, fashionable dress, and refined manners, often represented by a single figure, as here, going about the rituals of genteel daily life. The title, however, with its suggestion of an amusing anecdote, was probably given to the painting only when it came to the United States in the late nineteenth century.